Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Passover!

So a Happy Passover to my readers as the holiday approaches tonight.

Passover follows the standard Jewish holiday format:
1. They (in this case the Egyptians) tried to kill/enslave us
2. God delivered us from them and they failed.
3. Lets eat!

In essence, the entire holiday is focused around a special meal and prayers commemorating the Exodus from Egypt.

One interesting factoid before it begins tonight is the strange ahistoric appellation that the French use in naming Passover - La Pâque Juive.

Translated straight from the French it would read as Jewish Easter.

Methinks not.

Anyone else see the problem with the labelling?

Considering that Passover was celebrated long before Easter, and indeed the tale of Jesus' last supper was a Passover Seder, the French as usual, have it bass-ackwards.

Happy Passover!

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